ePhotozine have posted a short review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01, the world’s smallest point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 14.02.06) with 28mm wide angle Leica DC zoom lens, featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD), Leica DC 3.6x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-102mm) lens, Image Stabilizer, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen.
“Good Points: Wide angle lens, LCD screen image quality, Build quality, Optical image stabilisation
Bad Points: Noise levels at all sensitivities are worse than I’d expected, Reflective cover on LCD screen
Verdict:The Panasonic Lumix FX-01 has a lot going for it. The wide angle zoom is unique in a camera of this size, the LCD screen is fantastic quality,as is the general fit and finish of the camera. The noise levels are the most disappointing aspect of this camera, at ISO80 there is already a noticeable level of noise present and by ISO 400 the image quality has deteriorated further. ”